Mikiea “Miki Vale” Perkins is an artist, DJ, educator, event producer, and lifelong student of hip hop. Miki Vale’s unique soundscape incorporates hip hop and soul.
Her EP, “The Good, The Bad and the Lovely,” was nominated in 2013 by the San Diego Music Awards for Best Hip hop album. Miki co-hosts an online radio show, The Lovelight Show, and is the touring DJ for San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, fusing hip hop and Shakespeare. Miki is finishing her latest EP, “A Spirit Experience,” and a collaborative album with artist Kandi Cole, “Black Crown.”
Miki Vale has also co-created physical and virtual spaces for women’s presence and engagement with hip hop. In these spaces, she explores the impact of hip hop culture on race, class, and gender, as well as cypher videos and other multimedia archiving women in hip hop.
Mikiea was on Next Level Team Egypt.